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Crews attempt to remove barge from beach near Bob Hall Pier

Scott Cross with Nueces County Coastal Parks said the barge poses no safety or environmental threat and they should be able to get it back in place when tides rise.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It was an alarming sight at Bob Hall Pier when a barge broke loose and washed up on the shore.

The barge was collecting concrete piles when the surf and the wind washed it onto the beach. Scott Cross, director of Nueces County Coastal Parks, said that the barge breaking loose does not pose a threat to the public or the environment.

"The barge is not posing any problem to anybody, no safety, no environmental issues, no nothing," Cross said. "Its just an open barge with some stuff on top of it. I watched it very closely. It's not listing, which is good. It's just there."

Cross said that once the tide rises, the contractor should be able to tug the barge back to the pier.

Crews were out Tuesday morning attempting to pull the barge back into the water.

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